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The Julianne Rosela Foundation was established out of a need to provide emergency support for families in crisis, and to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Kent Island High School. The Kent Island community has been very supportive of our family and we are committed to giving back.
About the Foundation
Julianne lost her life doing what she loved to do, which was having fun with friends and family. She embodied the spirit of Kent Island by loving the water, seafood, and community. The outpouring of love and support from the Kent Island community was and is the most inspirational testament to the quality and everlasting meaning of her life.
Julianne was a beautiful, vibrant young girl who had an undying love for her family and friends, and life itself. She was a spontaneous girl. Often times she was running off to the neighbors to play with her friends, help with the gardening, or ride bikes. Julianne was friends with anyone and everyone and always wanted to help out with whatever was going on from cooking to yard work. She would eat anything including sushi and oysters from the half shell.
Julianne was also incredibly articulate; she knew things that some adults didn’t even know; such as, at the end of the Star Spangled Banner there is a question mark. A few of the things she taught her family were that Jupiter is a gas planet and her pet cat Mouse is a Russian Blue. Julianne loved to tell jokes and say random funny things that would make her giggle uncontrollably. People around her couldn’t help but to laugh along with her. She passed her unyielding happiness on to everyone she touched in life. Julianne will always be with us in our hearts, minds, and in spirit.
The Julianne Rosela Foundation is a component fund of Chesapeake Charities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the State of Maryland. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage.